• 19:00 Durham School Handicap7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Firm, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.96s
  • Off time: 19:00:41
19:00 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Turn Me On (IRE) 15/2
2nd Avontuur (FR) 18/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 635-041 Pink, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap Ezdeyaad (USA) 4 (ex6)
Distance Winner
6 9-9 G A Swinbank P McDonald 79 13/82.62
2 (2) 502687- Pink, grey cross belts, hooped sleeves Turn Me On (IRE) 189
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 T D Walford Luke Strong (7) 80 15/28.50
3 (6) 271150- Pink and Royal Blue diabolo, diamonds on sleeves and cap Poppet's Lovein 204
Distance Winner
4 9-2 A B Haynes J P Spencer 78 9/25.50
4 (5) 730-728 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE hoops, YELLOW sleeves and cap Avontuur (FR) 11
Distance Winner
8 8-8 b Mrs R Carr D Heslop (5) 70 18/119.00
5 (7) 3084-76 Red, pink hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Glenmuir (IRE) 15
7 8-7 J J Quinn I J Brennan (5) 69 8/19.00
6 (4) 2-21144 Dark Blue, Yellow hoops, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Smalljohn 54
Distance Winner
4 8-7 v B Smart T Eaves 69 7/18.00
7 (3) 366112 Black, maroon seams, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Cornus 5
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-4 be A J McCabe Declan Cannon (5) 66 6/17.00


Despite being flat out to score last time EZDEYAAD might still have more to offer so he gets the call marginally ahead of Cornus while Poppets Lovin has a chance on her return. That score for the pick was just his third run of the season and continued a progressive run of form. He'll have to show more again under a 6lbs penalty but he was up late in the day for that score so might be better value for the win than the margin suggests. Cornus has been on the go for sometime now and the danger is the pick will improve past him this season. That said he only just missed out on a hat-trick last time and off the same handicap mark looks to be a live contender. Poppets Lovein has only been beaten the once over this trip in three starts and although she was well beaten on her last run this looks easier and this pairing of jockey and trainer have had plenty of success recently. Smalljohn is nothing if not consistent and looks good in the handicap now just a pound above his last winning rating but the feeling that Ezdeyaad has more to come after a handful of starts this terms.